mental health families & friends TASMANIA offers fortnightly online peer support sessions for families and friends who support a person with mental ill health.
As a support person, it is important to take a break and spend some time talking to people who understand what you’re going through. We can’t always get together in person and that’s why we have created our Online Safe Space.
We hope that our Online Safe Space video chats will provide an opportunity to share how you are feeling with others who understand the ups and downs of being a family member or friend of someone affected by mental ill health. We will also host guest speakers and share relevant videos or podcasts from time to time. Our chats are open to anyone over the age of 18 living in Tasmania and supporting a person with mental ill health.
If you would like to join, please let us know by registering. You’ll be sent a confirmation email with details on how to join the chat. Please note that it can take up to two working days for your confirmation email to come through.
Our Online Safe Space chats are hosted using the video call platform, Zoom. If you are not familiar with Zoom, or would like a reminder, please take a look at the Zoom instructions below.
How do I use Zoom?
You will be able to attend our Online Safe Space chats using Zoom. You do not need your own account to register, just the link and meeting ID that we send you.
We are conscious of your privacy and have taken measures to ensure your security when using Zoom. These include a specific password for each meeting and suggestions for maintaining your privacy during our meetings. For more information, please take a look at the guidelines for our video chats.
If this is your first time using Zoom, don’t worry, many of us have not used Zoom before! Please look at the step by step instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting. If things are still feeling a bit unfamiliar, you can get in touch with us by email.
Based on your feedback, we have decided to run the Online Safe Space sessions fortnightly. Each session will be held at 6.30 pm on a Wednesday evening and will run for 1 to 1.5 hours.
The sessions will be held in English.
Before joining us online, please read our guidelines for video chats.
Our Next Chats
Everyone is welcome – join us for the whole session or just a little while! Come along and share, have a chat, or just listen.
Wednesday 3 February 2021 (6.30 – 8:00 pm) – Advocacy and Speaking Up
This week, Brittany (Lived Experience + Mental Health Advocate) will join us to have a chat about advocacy – speaking up and making choices for ourselves and for our loved one.
Register for this session here!
We will have more information about future chats soon but save these dates for now.
- Wednesday 3 February 2020 (6.30 – 7.30pm)
- Wednesday 17 February 2020 (6:30 – 7:30pm)